Hebrews - Ingrid Shih REL 1308-31 30 November 2010 Hebrews...

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Ingrid Shih REL 1308-31 30 November 2010 Hebrews The Epistle- Genre A letter?- Ch 13 13-22- a “word of exhortation”- a word of encouragement o Acts13:15 = synagogue homily o Hebrews alternates between exposition and exhortation Style o It is widely regarded that Hebrews has the best Greek style “Of Paul”- Authorship Hebrews doesn’t identify its author Paul- odd that Paul wouldn’t claim authorship of Hebrews Other Proposals: Luke, Barnabas (Tertullian)- Paul’s disciple, Apollos (Luther), Clement of Rome, Priscilla, Timothy, other? What we do know: o Male (11:32) o Second-generation Christian (2:3) Not an eyewitness of Jesus o Connection to Timothy (13:23)- Paul’s companion o Probably well-education o Quotes LXX Septuagint “to the Hebrews”- Audience Location: “Those who are from Italy greet you” (13:24) Ethnicity: o P46 (end of 2 nd century)- “to the Hebrews” o Heavy use of Jewish Scripture o But… author doesn’t address it to anyone
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